Morning Reads for Friday, July 25, 2014

Here:
– If you can wait another two years, you might not lose as much money on selling your house. Maybe.
– Remember Pigford and Shirley Sherrod? There’s more
Cyclorama moving to new digs at Atlanta History Center.
– Shiver me timbers, queue up the Jaws soundtrack.
– It’s been a whole year since the last one, but another Georgia bank failed last week.

There:
– In honor of the Georgia run-offs, the Brooklyn Bridge surrendered. Wait, what?
The new level of trust.
– Ebola doctor now infected.
Hillary code. Or something.
– Oh, the Schadenfreude.
– A contract killer who drives a Prius?

Random Everywhere:
Bad form, HBO.
Classless, period.
– Jar-Jar Binks polls more favorably than Congress. And take note that Darth Vader beats all the 2016 potential presidential candidates like a boss. Really.

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5 comments

  1. TheEiger says:

    I remember going to the Cyclorama as a kid. I think the Atlanta History Center is the perfect place for it. Hopefully more people will be able to see it there and learn more about the evil Tecumseh Sherman and his burning of Atlanta.

  2. Harry says:

    Received in email: Canadian’s Version of David Letterman’s Top 10. Just makes you want to shake your head in disbelief.

    Number 10: Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event.

    Number 9: Only in America …could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

    Number 8: Only in America …could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

    Number 7: Only in America …can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

    Number 6: Only in America…would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens (probably should be number one).

    Number 5: Only in America ….could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as EXTREMISTS.

    Number 4: Only in America …could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

    Number 3: Only in America …could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

    Number 2: Only in America … could you collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

    And Number 1: Only in America…could the rich people- who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

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